One of the most anticipated character in Transformers The Last Knight – Hot Rod has been unveiled by (thanks to) Entertainment Weekly. The photo which is interestingly funny depicts (Laura) Haddock’s initial reaction to meeting her friend-in-disguise.
The news about him has been known since August however in the first pair of the trailers, they have opted to keep him hidden as their primary focus is definitely on Optimus Prime and his shifting allegiances.
According to EW:
“Hot Rod is an ally of astronomer Sir Edmund Burton, played by Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins, and under his direction has been secretly serving as the protector of Laura Haddock’s Viviane Wembly, while disguised as her father’s 1963 Citroën DS, for the better part of her life. “It’s a rickety old thing, but she can’t part with it because she adores it,” Haddock explains. “This car has actually been put there to watch her and feedback information to Anthony Hopkins’ character about what she’s up to and her life. So yeah, she gets kind of taken [by surprise] in a really funny, dramatic way by this Hot Rod.”
His alternate mode will take on the form of a 2017 Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 in the film.
While there’s no one attached to voice the character, but the producers are reportedly looking at international stars, so Golden Globe nominee Judd Nelson, who voiced Hot Rod & Rodimus Prime in the 1986 movie, can probably be ruled out of the running.
Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth film in the live-action film series is to be released 23rd June 23, 2017.